Library Services & Learning Resources

The Library serves the teaching and research needs of the University. The Library offers high-quality digital and print resources to its users and promotes collaborative learning by providing the latest touchscreen panels and computer workstations. It provides access to several electronic databases which can be searched simultaneously through a federated search tool. The Library’s website is the one-stop source for a wide range of digital resources and services to meet the growing academic and research needs at BUiD. Users can access the Library on and off-campus. The OCLC WorldCat platform is integrated with Google Scholar, providing the convenience of finding resources along with thousands of other libraries. The website has been redesigned to provide the required information conveniently and seamlessly. In addition, several instructional videos are available to guide users wherever needed. Our social media outreach is expanding, and we can be reached through several platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and LinkedIn. The Library is posting updates and creating awareness about its resources, services, and events regularly. The Library staff is eager to support students and faculty in-person or by email, chatbot, telephone, or using any popular video conferencing tools such as MS Teams and Zoom.


Dr Hamid Saeed
Head of Library Services & Learning Resources

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Dr Hamid is an experienced learning resources administrator, e-learning specialist, and instructional technologist. He carries over 20 years of work experience at accredited higher education institutions in Dubai, UAE. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and trained hundreds of students to become lifelong learners.


Hamid received his PhD in management from Putra Business School, University Putra Malaysia. His master’s degree in Library and Information Science is from the International Islamic University Malaysia, and BSc degree is from the University of the Punjab. His current research interests are in the areas of leadership, innovation, organizational culture, and skills development in the public and private sectors.


Hamid’s work has been published in the Central European Management Journal, the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Organizational Studies, Journal of Health Administration, Change Management, Journal of Documentation, Knowledge Organisation, Asian Libraries, and Online Information Review.


Simia Kumar
Assistant Librarian

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Simia joined the British University in Dubai in October 2008 as Assistant Librarian. Before joining BUiD, she worked as a College Librarian in India. She has 12 years of experience working in academic libraries. Her main responsibilities include collection development, cataloging of the library materials and providing one-on-one assistance to students, faculty and staff on the use of online catalogue and e-resources.


Immaculata Amarachukwu Ofurum
Library Service Co-ordinator

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Immaculata obtained her Bachelor of Education in Library and Information Science from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She has 6 years’ experience in the field and was previously the School Librarian at The Sheffield Private School in Dubai, the Librarian at Diyafah International School, Abu Dhabi, and the Librarian at the Jesuit Memorial College Mbodo Aluu in Port Harcourt.


Jojie Sebarrotin
Library Assistant

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Jojie joined the British University in Dubai in February 2012 as Office assistant. He was promoted to Library Assistant in November 2018. He has a good working experience on how to assist the students in the library over the years.


Mohammed Rashed Mesfer
Library Assistant

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The British University in Dubai

Block 11, 1st and 2nd floor, Dubai International Academic City PO Box 345015, Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 279 1400

Whatsapp: +971507012843

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